Organizing Commitee

Anne Hess has been working as a researcher at Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, for over fifteen years. As a member of the department “User Experience and Requirements Engineering”, she has gained sound experience in conducting empirical studies aimed at investigating the potential and benefits of requirements engineering (RE) / user experience (UX) methods. She is also involved in the development of innovative RE / UX methods in research projects, the adaptation of RE / UX methods to the specific demands of customers from industry, and in teaching and transferring such methods to academia and industry practice.

Marcus Trapp is Software Engineer of passion. He studied computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern. Subsequently, he joined the Research Group Software Engineering of Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dieter Rombach at the University of Kaiserslautern. His research interests are in the area of usability engineering and software architecture. After finishing his PhD he joined Fraunhofer IESE. Currently, he is department head of the User Experience and Requirements Engineering (UXR) department. He contributes to national and international research projects in the area of user experience for business applications, creativity & innovation workshops, requirements engineering, interaction design, and user interface prototyping. He participated in the organization of several national and international workshops in several areas of software engineering, especially requirements engineering and user experience engineering. Furthermore, he supports companies in the areas of user experience for business applications, creativity & innovation workshops, requirements engineering, interaction design, and user interface prototyping.

Oliver Karras is a research assistant and PhD student at the Software Engineering Group, Leibniz Universität Hannover since 2016. He also studied computer science and achieved his master degree at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. Currently, his research considers the production and application of videos in requirements engineering. Thereby, he focuses on supporting requirements communication between all involved project partners to establish a clear scope and shared understanding of the future system.

Norbert Seyff is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and a senior research associate at the University of Zurich. His current research focuses on requirements engineering, software modeling and sustainability design. He has a particular interest in empowering and supporting end-users participation in system development. Norbert received his PhD in computer science from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

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Program Committee

  • Chetan Arora, Deakin University Melbourne, Australia
  • Daniel Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Stan Bühne, IREB GmbH, Germany
  • David Callele, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Canada
  • Maya Daneva, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Andrea Herrmann, AKAD University, Germany
  • Anne Hoffmann, Siemens Logistics, Germany
  • Eric Knauss, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Matthias Koch, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Yen Dieu Pham, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Christoph Settelen, informed innovation, Switzerland